Pilot Production Freeze Dryer

Vikumer’s BFD series pilot freeze dryer combines many of the features of large freeze dry systems. Capable automatically freeze drying products and precisely controlling freeze drying processes such as shelves temperature and vacuum degree, as well as the data logging functionality.

The outstanding features enable they are versatile enough to handle a range of laboratory applications such as recipe development, process optimization, laboratory R+D, scale-up, clinical trials and small diagnostic production.

The BFD series freeze dryers available in shelf area from 0.47m2 to 2.8m2. Support you from lab investigation until to pilot production. Use only 1 machine to finish lab study, small batch trial and technology transfer. In addition, Vekuma provides a variety of tailored options for your specific needs.

There are 2 models in BFD series pilot lyophilizer: BFD-10 and BFD-20, both of them are available in two different shelf configurations:

  • Fixed shelves, for drying bulk materials, allow raw product dried in trays.
  • Flexible shelves, allow raw product dried in vials, and later stoppering them under vacuum environment.

Vikumer’s BFD-10 pilot freeze dryer is designed to meet the demands of lab R&D activities and small production. A variety of tailored options are available to meet your specific needs. The lyophilizer is recommended for pilot production and laboratory applications include freeze drying recipe development, process optimization, small volume trials and prepare for technology transfer.

BFD-10 Pilot Freeze Dryer

Standard BFD-10 Freeze Dryer

BFD-10S Pilot Freeze Dryer

Stoppering BFD-10S Freeze Dryer

The BFD-20 pilot plant freeze dryer is specifically designed to satisfy commercial small-scale production in non-aseptic environment. Typical applications including bio-pharma, nutrition, chemicals, cosmetics and high added value products. Vikumer’s BFD-20 pilot production freeze dryer has similar technical features as commercial larger ones, which means it helps your technology transfer and production scale-up easily.

BFD-20 Pilot Freeze Dryer

Standard BFD-20 Pilot Freeze Dryer

BFD-20S Pilot Freeze Dryer

Stoppering BFD-20S Pilot Freeze Dryer


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PLC Based Control System

These pilot production freeze dryers are equipped with a PLC module and user-friendly touch screen HMI, industrial grade, professional functions, accurate control freeze drying process to success any of your freeze drying tasks and provides audit trails.

  • Alive display main components working status and key parameters.
  • Freeze drying recipes management system.
  • Real-time freeze drying curve and history drying curve review.
  • Drying data recording and can export to USB memory.
  • Automatic and semi-automatic work mode.
  • Users and authorizations.
  • Interlocking mechanism to avoid freeze dryer damage due to mis-operation.
  • System sound-light alarms.

Superior Quality and Performance Consistency

The BFD pilot freeze dryers feature sturdy, stainless steel fabricated chamber and ice condenser, PUF insulation, internal accessories like shelves, pipes and fittings etc. are made by S/S304 or 316L. Components that installed in sub-systems are from world top brands. Ultimate performance and long life guarantee.

  • Chamber inner wall roughness Ra<0.6um
  • Shelves flatness <0.5mm/m
  • Shelves roughness Ra<0.4um
  • Shelf cooling: +20C ~ -40C <60min
  • Cooling final: -55C (+/-2C)
  • Shelf heating: -40C ~ +20C <60min
  • Heating final: +70C (+/-1.5C)
  • Condenser inner wall roughness Ra<0.6um
  • Condenser coils roughness Ra<0.4um
  • Condenser cooling: RT ~ -40C <30min
  • Condenser final: -85C
  • Defrosting: <60Min
  • Vacuum final: <1Pa

Fully Assembled Deliver For Easy Installation

Each pilot lyophilizer is shipped with unitized sections assembled to minimize installation time. In addition, every freeze dryer processes quality and performance tests before shipment so you can quick start-up.